Review Fix chats with Comaniac’s Jonas Schmid to learn about the band’s origin, goals and upcoming album.
Review Fix: How did you guys get together?
Jonas Schmid: Comaniac has been raging since 2012 and was originally founded by myself (guitar, vocals) and Cédric (drums). Since then, we released two demos and two full-length records and are playing shows with the present lineup since 2016.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Schmid: Valentin (guitar) and I work on a song together. As soon as the structure stands firm, it comes all together in the rehearsal room where Stef (drums) and Ray (bass) bring heir input to the song.
Review Fix: What do you think makes this bad special?
Schmid: Comaniac plays Thrash Metal with a strong musical background due to the fact that two members teach music/guitars. Additionally, my voice is unique. Especially the vocals on the upcoming album “Instruction For Destruction,“ which bring together what only a few can provide: the most aggressive shouting paired with harmonies and melody.
Review Fix: How would you describe your style?
Schmid: It’s old school Thrash Metal with a strong musical foundation and due to that fact it might even be an adventure for jazz fans. It definitely brings a lot of color into the genre nowadays.
Review Fix: What are your goals for this album?
Schmid: To create a unique sound where everyone who listens to it can automatically tell: “This sounds like Comaniac right there.“ And of course, play tours and shows all over the world as playing live is a strength of Comaniac since day one.
Review Fix: What’s the standout song? Is there a story behind it?
Schmid: It depends on what factors you want to make a song “stand out.” Want a classic catchy Metal masterpiece? Go for «Coal». Looking for epic and various Thrash which takes you on a journey from 100 to 220 beats per minute? Check out «Heart Of Stone». Like some Metallica-like half-ballad ? Go and get yourself a treat of How To End It All. Just want some in-your-face thrash? Dig in and choke on Suborned. There is a lot to offer musically but also lyrically on the latest effort Instruction For Destruction.
Review Fix: What’s next?
Schmid: We’re working on different tours where we want to join. Go and check our homepage for further information.
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